Rajgir, a city in Nalanda district of Bihar in India, is a famous tourist destination, as well as a holy destination for many religions like Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. The city, surrounded by seven hills, is home to many pagodas, monasteries and temples. It is mentioned in the epics that Rajgir was known as Rajgriha as well as Pali and was the capital of the kingdom of Magadha which later on became part of the Mauryan Empire. Though this city is mentioned in engravings in ceramics and sculptures of Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism, dating back to 1000 BC, its exact origin still remains uncertain. It is said that the great enlightened masters like Lord Buddha and Mahavir had visited and stayed at this place for a long time.
The Jarasandha’s Akara at Rajgir connects this place to Hindu epics and is an important tourist destination too. Rajgir is blessed with a tranquil environment, which makes it ideal for meditation, which is why this place has always attracted holy people like Buddha and Mahavira.The city was in a valley surrounded by seven hills: Vaibhara, Ratna, Saila, Sona, Udaya, Chhatha, and Vipula.Rajgir has also developed as a health and winter resort due to its warm water ponds. These baths are said to contain some medicinal properties that help in the cure of many skin diseases. The Saptparni cave is also the source of the Rajgir Hot Water Springs that have curative properties and are sacred to the Hindus, Buddhists and Jains. Another attraction of the region is the ropeway that leads uphill to the Vishwa Shanti Stupa (Peace Pagoda), Makhdoom Kund and monasteries built by Japanese devotees of the Buddha on top of the Ratnagiri Hills.
Must visit these place at Rajgir:-
Vishwa Shanti Stupa
Swarn Bhandar cave